kidderpore avenue - hampstead
Planning permission was granted by Camden Council to Barratt London for a development comprising 128 new-build and refurbished homes built around landscaped gardens, with a state-of-the-art pavilion providing a new home for The Hampstead School of Art.
The first phase of works began on the six structurally condemned three-storey houses adjacent to the busy Finchley Road in Northwest London. These houses were built on the main road, which always implies an element of risk. However, the soft-strip and roof removal were completed without incident.
The second phase of the project consisted of the demolition of the buildings down to a three-metre foundation. This work was completed three weeks ahead of programme, with not one complaint about noise, dust or vibration from neighbours or passing pedestrians.
Phase three was the completion of the art block. This meant façade retention of the buildings’ exteriors and the removal of the roof and all internals walls. The seven-storey concrete frame remained so as to keep structural integrity intact. Once the façade was removed, suitable foundations were made, making way for a new core to be installed.
kidderpore avenue – hampstead